State of the AFC North!
Nick Chubb / Cleveland Browns
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Baltimore Ravens

Considered the favorites to win the division coming into the season, before the parade of injuries to their running backs, and honestly haven’t skipped a beat. Baltimore is currently at the top of the league with 556 rushing yards on 5.7 yards per carry WITHOUT JK Dobbins or Gus Edwards. While this looks like the same ol’ dominant regular season Ravens, where I would have some cause for concern is their bottom five pass defense. Losing Marcus Peters a few weeks ago is proving to be just as tough to replace as it seemed to be. 

Current record- 2-1

Cincinnati Bengals

There were a million questions and concerns surrounding this team coming into the season. From the health of Joe Burrow to the choice to go with Ja’Maar Chase instead of Penei Sewall (How’s that going Detroit?) to how the offensive line would hold up. So far, Burrow is performing as you’d expect a second year QB coming off of a season ending injury. He currently sits inside the top ten in completion percentage (70.7), yards per attempt (8.5) and touchdowns (7). Chase, at the moment, leads all rookie wide receivers with 220 yards and four touchdowns. The Bengals are coming off of a big early season game for them with their second consecutive win over division rival Pittsburgh. 

Current record- 2-1

Cleveland Browns

A dark horse Super Bowl contender in some circles, the Browns have been somewhat inconsistent on offense with near bottom of the league passing stats (16th in yards, T-31st in touchdowns, 5th in completion percentage and 12th in passer rating). This team’s defense has continued to be a bright spot for this team, coming off of a NINE SACK performance against the Chicago Bears this past weekend. The two headed rushing attack lead by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt continues to wreak havoc on the league. 

Current record- 2-1

Pittsburgh Steelers

Boy…..where do I start with this squad. The offensive line is horrendous, Big Ben is 75 years old (39 actually), pass defense is straight up bad. Aside from TJ Watt putting fear in the hearts of opposing quarterbacks and offensive linemen, there’s not much to write home about this Steelers team. Chase Claypool and Dionte Johnson are decent receivers, with this version of Roethlisberger however, I don’t see them making much noise at all. 

Current record- 1-2 

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